Three DLSPH faculty named fellows of the Royal Society of Canada

By Françoise Makanda, Communications Officer at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health Professors Patricia O’Campo, Raisa Deber and Prabhat Jha were named fellows of the Royal Society of Canada, joining 2,000 Canadian artists, scientists and scholars in this prestigious group. “It’s thrilling to be recognized by a group of...

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Prescribing employment: Study identifies key features of interventions to help patients get jobs

By: Ana Gajic, St. Michael's Hospital  Health care organizations can play a key role in supporting unemployed patients find a job, suggests a new study by University of Toronto and St. Michael’s Hospital researchers. “Employment status is a key social determinant of health, or a social aspect that impacts our...

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DLSPH Blog – Why U of T is launching a public health-​led Immunization Research and Education Centre

The DLSPH Blog is a digital platform that will explore issues that impact public health and health systems scholars on a biweekly basis. For blog ideas, feedback or comments, contact: communications.dlsph[at]utoronto.ca Immunization is one of the most effective public health interventions that saves millions of lives every year from infectious disease...

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Megan Saad helps develop training program to improve health care for transgender sexual assault survivors

Janice Du Mont and Megan Saad

Megan Saad is helping to develop a training program to educate nurses on how to provide “trans-affirming” care to improve health services for trans persons who have experienced sexual violence. “Trans people in their most critical time of need are often unable to access supports due to poor treatment from...

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DLSPH remembers Professor Victor Marshall

The University of Toronto community is mourning Professor Victor W. Marshall, an internationally renowned sociologist and professor in the Dalla Lana School of Public Health and Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, who passed away on August 18, 2018. “The University of Toronto has lost a dedicated mentor and friend,”...

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U of T Researchers Receive Grant to Increase Tuberculosis Treatment Adherence in Tibet

By Françoise Makanda, Communications Officer at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health People living in two of Tibet’s remote communities will receive much-needed tuberculosis treatment support in a new trial led by DLSPH researchers. A grant from Stop TB Partnership will allow Xiaolin Wei and his team to deliver...

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From Community-​based to Acute Care: The Shifting Targets of the Aging At Home Strategy

By: Rebecca Biason, Communications and Events Coordinator, IHPME Many seniors who have chronic conditions do not require acute care attention, and in order to keep them out of hospital and in their own homes, community care programs have popped up across the province to better support their needs. The Aging at Home Strategy,...

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More Access to Equitable Mental Health Care for LGBTQ People in Poverty

By Françoise Makanda, Communications Officer at Dalla Lana School of Public Health Even if barriers to accessing mental health care are overcome by LGBTQ people living in poverty, the available care remains inequitable and may even be a source of violence and oppression, according to a new study by Social...

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U of T study finds low levels of Vitamin D3 and Periodontitis may trigger the Onset of Type 2 Diabetes

By Françoise Makanda, Communications Officer at Dalla Lana School of Public Health In the first study of its kind, a DLSPH PhD student identified how vitamin D3 and periodontitis influence Type 2 diabetes. Aleksandra Zuk found increased odds of developing Type 2 diabetes among people with gum disease who are...

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Summer institute trains global scholars in mortality measurement

DLSPH hosts QES-SAVE Global Summer Institute to build mortality measurement systems and improve health research capacity Earlier this summer, DLSPH’s Office of Global Public Health Education and Training in partnership with the Centre for Global Health Research hosted the first Queen Elizabeth Scholars-Statistical Alliance for Vital Events (QES-SAVE) Research Summer...

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